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Vietnamese Noodle Salad with Pork

All You APRIL 2008

  • Yield: 4 Servings
  • Cook time:17 Minutes
  • Prep time:10 Minutes
  • Cost Per Serving:$2.56

Ingredients

  • 1 pork tenderloin (about 3/4 lb.)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 8 ounces thin rice noodles (vermicelli) or angel-hair pasta
  • 3 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, coarsely chopped

Preparation

Cut pork tenderloin in half lengthwise (if it is thicker than 2 inches, cut into thirds lengthwise). Sprinkle salt and pepper over pork. Mist a ridged grill pan or skillet with nonstick cooking spray and warm over medium-high heat. Cook pork, turning as needed, until no longer pink in center, 11 to 13 minutes. Remove to a plate, tent with foil and let stand.

In a bowl, stir together lime juice, sugar, 1 tsp. black pepper and 1/2 tsp. salt until sugar is dissolved. In a large pot of boiling water, cook noodles until tender, 2 to 4 minutes (or according to package directions). Drain, rinse until cool and drain again. Place noodles in a large serving bowl and toss with 3/4 of lime-juice mixture. Gently mix in lettuce, carrots, mint and basil.

Thinly slice pork and place in a bowl. Toss with remaining lime-juice mixture. Top noodle salad with pork slices and any reserved juices and serve.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 397
  • Fat: 6g
  • Saturated fat: 0g
  • Protein: 20g
  • Carbohydrate: 65g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 453mg
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